• # 29407

    [BOWERY, Leigh]

    Take a Bowery : The art (and larger than) life of Leigh Bowery

    Sydney : Museum of Contemporary Art, 2003. Small quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 184, illustrated throughout, a fine copy in mint condition. Scarce. ‘Take a Bowery: The Art and (larger than) Life of Leigh Bowery examined the extraordinary contribution to performance, fashion design and visual culture of the late Australian-born, London-based performance artist, Leigh Bowery. Incorporating …

  • # 29400

    ELLIS, Rennie (1940 - 2003)

    Decadent 1980 – 2000 (Copy signed by Manuela Furci)

    Melbourne : Hardie Grant Books and the State Library of Victoria, 2014. Quarto, diecut boards, pp. 251, illustrated. Decadent: 1980-2000 is a photography book showcasing Rennie Ellis’ contribution to photography and social history. With an introduction by photographer and Rennie contemporary William Yang and an essay by photographer and art critic Robert McFarlane, Decadent highlights …

  • # 29361

    CHUMAS, Jo (1964- )

    The uncomplicated life of a woman : tales of fantasy and erotica

    Melbourne : 8dpress, 1994. Edition limited to 500 copies. Small octavo, publisher’s stiff wrappers, 63 pp, a fine copy. The first published book by Jo Chumas, a Scottish-based British novelist, published in Melbourne (Australia) by Mina Millar’s 8dpress (now based in Fife, Scotland). Copies are recorded in six Australian collections (Monash; NLA; SLNSW; SLV; UoM; …

  • # 29341

    ADAIR, Bethenia A. Owens, M.D.

    [WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE] A souvenir : Dr. Owens-Adair to her friends

    Salem, Oregon : Statesman Publishing Co., Christmas, 1922. Octavo (200 mm), illustrated wrappers (mild sunning at edges), 64 pp, internally clean and sound; a very good copy. Scarce publication devoted to the life and work of Bethenia A. Owens-Adair (1840-1926) was a feminist and social reformer. She was the first female physician in America’s Pacific …

  • # 29338

    JOHNSTON, Mary

    [WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE] The status of woman

    A letter to the Richmond, Virginia Times-Dispatch, Dec. 11, 1909. Richmond, VA : Equal Suffrage League of Virginia, [1910?]. Duodecimo (150 mm), printed card wrappers with original owner’s inscription to front ‘Sarah H. Emerson’, staple bound, 16 pp; a very good copy. Unrecorded in Australian collections (Trove locates only microform versions at three libraries)

  • # 28938


    Bert Errol, British vaudeville female impersonator : signed photograph, dated 1928.

    Silver gelatin photograph, in postcard format (137 x 85 mm), the front inscribed in ink ‘For Joe / Sincerely yours, Bert Errol / 1928’ written across a profile portrait of Bert Errol in drag as a flapper; wet stamp of the photographer, Lewis at lower right; in very good conditions (a few light marks to …

  • # 28207


    Fashions in leather vinyl-patent & latex

    [Chicago? : s.n., circa 1965]. Octavo, illustrated self-wrappers, pp. 14, illustrated in black and white, light central crease. A rare early American vinyl and latex catalogue with a variety of products designed for fetishist sexplay. Includes latex bikinis, bloomers, custom made ladies dress suits, exercise suits, panties, gloves, aprons, raincapes, slacks, bras, boots, and other latexwear. …

  • # 28951

    ROBINSON, Julian

    Body packaging : a guide to human sexual display

    Melbourne : Macmillan, 1988. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 208, photographically illustrated. An illustrated study on sexuality expressed through clothing, appearance, sign and symbol, lingerie, body language etc. Includes material on bondage and fetishism.

  • # 28953

    LYNN, Eleri

    Underwear : Fashion in Detail

    London : V & A Publishing, 2010. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 224, illustrated. From camisoles to corsets, basques to boudoir caps and girdles to garters, Underwear: Fashion in Detail gets up close to some of the most intimate items in the V&A. The book traces the evolution of underwear, from rare examples dating from …

  • # 28952

    STEELE, Valerie

    The corset : a cultural history

    New Haven and London : Yale University Press, 2001. Quarto, boards in dustjacket (short tear and crease), illustrated endpapers, pp. 200, illustrated. An academic monograph on the cultural history of the corset.

  • # 28981

    YANG, William (1943 - )

    William Yang : my uncle’s murder.

    Brisbane : Andrew Baker Art Dealer, 2009. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. [16], illustrated. Essay by Jacqueline Lo. Fine copy. ‘Born a third–generation Chinese Australian, Yang grew up in Dimbulah on the Atherton Tableland and describes his upbringing as one in which his Chinese ethnicity ‘was suppressed and unacknowledged’. He met a Chinese teacher who encouraged him to …

  • # 28903

    MIZER, Bob

    Young Adonis. No. 1, Feb 1963 : America’s newest and greatest physique magazine

    [Los Angeles : Athletic Model Guild], 1963. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 66, illustrated throughout in colour and black and white with photographs of near fully nude young men in various poses to display their youthful physique. The first issue of one of Bob Mizer’s ‘beefcake’ magazines, which published images of athletic and attractive young men …

  • # 28433


    Girls of Many Lands. A Series of 50. No. 5. Australia.

    London, U.K. : Major Drapkin & Co., Branch of United Kingdom Tobacco Co. (1929), Ltd., [circa 1930]. Trade card, 52 x 76 mm, recto with colour illustration of the idealised ‘Australian girl’, verso with the following description of her: ‘The Australian girl is usually tall, straight-limbed, and athletic. One of her outstanding characteristics is her …

  • # 28519

    BOSCHE, Susanne

    Jenny lives with Eric and Martin

    Translated from the Danish by Louis Mackay. With photos by Andreas. London : The Gay Men’s Press, 1983. Second impression, 1987. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 62, photographically illustrated. The first English-language children’s book to discuss male homosexuality, highly influential in public debate over the discussion of homosexuality in public schools. First published in Danish under …

  • # 28478



    London : Martin Secker and Warburg, 1992. First English Edition. Quarto, metal boards (light scratch marks), spiral bound, title blindstamped to front board, decoration die-stamped to back board, lacking the CD and foil wrapper, illustrated with sexually explicit photographs. A scarce copy of Madonna’s Sex.

  • # 28720

    YANG, William (1943 - )

    William Yang : my generation

    Brisbane : Andrew Baker Art Dealer, 2014. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 40, illustrated. Printed in an edition of 500 copies. Fine copy. ‘Born a third–generation Chinese Australian, Yang grew up in Dimbulah on the Atherton Tableland and describes his upbringing as one in which his Chinese ethnicity ‘was suppressed and unacknowledged’. ‘ – Cairns Art Gallery …